Bangalore: The C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers and award winning Indo-Canadian diamond artist and jewellery designer Reena Ahluwalia came together to exhibit rare, limited edition diamond paintings as part of the Founder’s day celebrations of The C. Krishniah Chetty Group in Bangalore, India. This is the first time artist Reena Ahluwalia is exhibiting her diamond paintings in India. The exhibition is a celebration of diamonds, their stories and what they mean to people who covet them.
On display are Ahluwalia’s large-scale hyper-realistic paintings with ultra magnified facets. Having looked at diamonds her entire life, Ahluwalia knows diamonds intimately well. Precision and use of dramatic colures are Ahluwalia’s signature style. Ahluwalia’s paintings celebrate the human spirit and the best in each one of us through diamond storytelling. Ahluwalia said, “I want people who stand in front of my paintings to feel like a diamond – full of potential, rare, precious, brilliant and luminous. My paintings tell positive, uplifting and empowering stories, because diamonds without stories and soul are stone cold.”
The value and provenance of Reena’s paintings is related to a very limited nature of supply and the historic imprint she has made as a world-renowned jewellery artist. According to Ahluwalia, “This coming together is meaningful to me. Not only that the C. Krishniah Chetty Group is one of the prominent collectors of my diamond artwork in India, but their legacy of upholding Indian jewelry forms and crafts from over 145 year is a great service to the nation”.
Dr. C Vinod Hayagriv, Managing Director & Director, C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Companies said, “It is a pleasure to have celebrated artist Reena who shares a long association with us. Every painting by Reena is a sheer example of artistic excellence. It's a greater pleasure as The C. Krishniah Chetty Group were among the first in India to introduce fancy coloured diamonds.”
The exhibition of Reena Alhuwalia’s paintings in association with C Krishniah Chetty Group will be on display in series of premier events. For the next two weeks till the end of February, paintings can be viewed at C. Krishniah Chetty stores across Bangalore.
As creating ‘Art with Heart’ is Ahluwalia’s motivation to create, a percentage of the sale of the paintings will be donated by Reena Ahluwalia to the C. KRISHNIAH CHETTY FOUNDATION towards improvement of three government primary schools in Dasarahalli, Jogupalya and Ulsoor - Bangalore.